By Omar Bah
The Inspector General of Police, Landing Kinteh, yesterday tendered his resignation, which was accepted by President Adama Barrow.
The IGP’s decision came on the heels Monday’s bloody protest in Faraba where three youths were killed by a contingent of Police Intervention Unit, PIU.
The incident generated mounting criticisms of the police action with calls for swift justice and accountability.
The Standard tried without success to get a comment from Kinteh but Police PRO, David Kujabi confirmed the resignation of the IGP on his Facebook page, reporting also that Deputy Inspector General of Police Alhagie Mamour Jobe will be overseeing the office until an IGP is appointed.
Meanwhile, a statement from State House has also confirmed that President Barrow has accepted Kinteh’s resignation.